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Author Rosenzweig, Linda W.

Title The Anchor of My Life : Middle-Class American Mothers and Daughters, 1880-1920
Published New York : NYU Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (330 pages)
Series History of Emotions S
History of Emotions S
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1 "THE CENTRAL PROBLEM OF FEMALE EXPERIENCE": INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2 "MY GIRLS' MOTHERS": THE EMOTIONOLOGY OF MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS, 1880-1920; CHAPTER 3 "CULTURAL WORK": MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS IN NOVELS; CHAPTER 4 "A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND": ADOLESCENT DAUGHTERS AND THEIR MOTHERS; CHAPTER 5 "I AM SO GLAD YOU COULD GO TO COLLEGE": THE "NEW WOMAN" AND HER MOTHER; CHAPTER 6 "WE NEED EACH OTHER": ADULT DAUGHTERS AND THEIR MOTHERS; CHAPTER 7 "THE REVOLT OF THE DAUGHTERS": MIDDLE-CLASS ENGLISH MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
Chapter 8 "mother drove us in the studebaker": american mothers and daughters after 1920chapter 9 "the anchor of my life": toward a history of mother-daughter relationships; notes; index
Summary Relying on women's own words in letters and journals, Rosenzweig refutes the prescriptive literature of the times with its dire predictions of inevitable rifts between Victorian mothers and their daughters, the new women of the twentieth century. Instead Rosenzweig shows us mothers who rejoiced in their daughters' educational successes and, while they did not always comprehend the nature of the changes taking place, were only too happy to see their daughters escape some of their own restrictions and grief. Extremely useful to scholars and teachers of women's history and family history, The Anc
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Subject Middle class women -- United States -- History.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814769497 (electronic bk)
9780814769492 (electronic bk)